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Chicken Quesadillas Recipe
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Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

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This recipe has an impressive look and taste with little preparation. The leftover chicken gets Mexican flair from cumin in this fun main dish.—Linda Wetzel, Woodland Park, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2/3 cup salsa
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Sour cream and guacamole

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 477 calories, 26 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 901 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, combine the first six ingredients. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 10 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  2. Brush one side of tortillas with butter; place buttered side down on a lightly greased baking sheet. Spoon 1/3 cup chicken mixture over half of each tortilla; sprinkle with 1/3 cup cheese.
  3. Fold plain side of tortilla over cheese. Bake at 375° for 9-11 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Cut into wedges; serve with sour cream and guacamole. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Quesadillas in Taste of Home August/September 1999, p9

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 477 calories, 26 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 901 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

Reviews for Chicken Quesadillas(30)

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

This was very good and easy. I think next time I will grill them, I like to have the grill marks. However, the oven did make them nice and crispy.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

So good and so easy! I used my own homeade salsa and onion powder in place of the green onions because my wife's not a green onion fan. She don't eat mexican food very much, but she loves this and requests it often.

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Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

Best chicken quesadillas ever!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

This was fantastic! I love the crispiness of the quesadilla! Looks like it came from a restaurant!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

pretty tasty & fast

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